I’m coming up for air….

It’s been a hectic six months, with packing up our house, moving from Arizona to Oregon, settling into our new home and remodeling, bringing Mom up here, preparing for the holidays, and writing a new book.

But my newest book, The Ghost and the Church Lady (Book 29) of the Haunting Danielle series), is off to the editor, and I can now take a little breather and look over my to-do list and see what I can cross off.

One thing I can cross off is the idea for my next book. It already came to me, The Ghost and the Medium will be Book 30, and it will probably come out in May. Look for The Ghost and the Church Lady on January 27, 2022.

We had a wonderful Christmas. It was the first time in years both my son and daughter, and their families, spent Christmas with us. Mom was here too.

I hadn’t cut or colored my hair since covid hit. But I was starting to look like a little old hippy, so my daughter gave me a trim while she was here. I have decided to embrace my gray, so no more hair dye. I once said I would never allow myself to go gray, but like Mom says, never say never. My hubby likes the color, and I figure I’ve earned all that gray.

I’ve been trying to take breaks and walk our property. The top photo is of our pups inside the gate, as I take off to walk the perimeter. This helps the pups to get their own exercise. While I’m walking on the property surrounding them, those two are running circles around their big yard.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2022!

Have you pre-Ordered
The Ghost and the Halloween Haunt?

It has been two and a half months since my last blog post. Where has the time gone? What have I been up to?  Those words sound rather Déjà vu—probably because I have voiced that same sentiment on this blog before—on those numerous times when there have been wide gaps between posts.

Let me start with what’s new, instead of what I’ve been up to.  

The Ghost and the Halloween Haunt, the 22nd book in my Haunting Danielle series comes out the end of this month. 

To pre-Order The Ghost and the Halloween Haunt:


Barnes and Noble



(Sorry, not available for pre-order at Apple iBooks yet)

I already have a title—and book cover—for book 23 in the series, which will come out before Christmas. But I will save more on that for later.

Tantor Media has purchased the audiobook rights for Books 20, 21 and 22 in the series. (Yes, that includes the book that is coming out the end of the month.)  While I don’t have the release dates for those audiobooks, they are all expected to be out within the next year.

Happy to report, the talented Romy Nordlinger will be narrating those audiobooks, as she has the first nineteen.

For those who have friends interested in the series, you might want to let them know the eBook version of The Ghost Who Loved Diamond (Book Two in the Series) is currently on sale for 99 cents. It will return to its normal price after Tuesday, August 6th. Book One, The Ghost of Marlow House, is a free eBook download.

That’s about all the news for now. As for what I have been up to—I will catch up on that tomorrow.

American Bondage entering KU

I originally released American Bondage under the pen name, Sallie Holt. Sallie Holt was the name of my paternal grandfather’s mother. After several miscarriages and four live births, Great-Grandma Sallie died in 1912. She was just 25 years old.

I later added my pen name Anna J. McIntyre as a co-author to American Bondage.  With the current political climate of our country and recent talks of a new Supreme Court reversing Roe VS Wade I decided to release the short story under my own name.

American Bondage is under 6,000 words long. And while I’ve priced it at 99 cents (the lowest I can price an ebook) I have just added it to Kindle Unlimited, which means if you belong to the program you can read it for free. It also means you can only find it at Amazon.

While I’ll probably make just a couple pennies if you read it in Kindle Unlimited (KU), that’s okay with me, because this is a story I would just like read. It will probably take a few hours or maybe a day for it to show up in KU.